Photo: Smiley N. Pool, Houston Chronicle
Indiana tight end Michael Cooper has been invited to the Texans’ local prospect day Saturday, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.
An honorable-mention All-Big Ten Conference selection last season, Cooper played high school football at The Woodlands.
The 6-4, 257-pounder caught 17 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns last season. He won the Hoosiers’ annual Ted Verlihay Mental Attitude award, playing in every game and starting eight of them.
Cooper appeared in 48 career games with 14 starts. He had 19 career receptions for 230 yards and two touchdowns.
Cooper earned a scholarship at Indiana after transferring from Arizona.
Cooper was an Academic All-Big Ten selection.
Cooper was previously a Pac-12 second-team All-Academic selection as he played in 24 games as a freshman and a sophomore in a reserve role.
At The Woodlands, Cooper was a PrepStar All-West region second-team selection who doubled as a defensive end.
His grandfather, John Michels, played for the Philadelphia Eagles, coached the Minnesota Vikings’ offensive line and is a College Football Hall of Fame selection and a three-time All-American guard at Tennessee.
His brother, Perry, played linebacker at Murray State.